EHR to Help Manage Opiod Crisis

April 11, 2018
Taped Live from HIMSS 2018 trade show floor. Dr. Allen Ausford, practicing physician in Alberta discuses a scenario in which one of his patients called after hours to request a refill of an opioid prescription to deal with chronic pain. On Netcare the physician can see prescription information, which allowed Dr. Ausford to see that this patient had received a number of refills from a number of physicians, more than she should have from more than one physician. He then learned that her boyfriend was selling the medications on the street, he was able to intervene to help the patient stop this cycle and have an honest discussion about the misuses of those prescriptions.
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